COM Server Cleanup : Now You Can Opt for a Fast Rundown

Have you ever encountered a scenario where you have a COM server that you just want to get cleaned up right away and not have to wait for DCOM Garbage Collection (DCOM GC) to kick in?  Well, starting with Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012 you can.  You can opt-in to the fast rundown path…


Error 80070721 Occurs When Instantiating a COM Component on a Remote Windows 2008 Server

Problem Description An application calls CreateObject to activate a COM+ component or a DCOM server component which runs on a remote machine. The call to the CreateObject may fail with the error 80070721 which translates to "A security package specific error occurred." Both machines are Windows server 2008 or Vista. Cause This happens because when…

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Welcome to the Distributed Services Support Team Blog

Welcome everyone to the official blog of the Distributed Services support team at Microsoft. We are a part of Developer Support and currently provide support for the following technologies: COM/DCOM COM+ DTC Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Workflow (WF) Web Services Enhancement (WSE) Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) Custom Web Services (ASMX) Xml Serialization .NET…